A Quote by St. Nicolai Vilimirovich on god, gratitude, sacrifice, spirituality, poetry, thanksgiving, debts, service, giving, and love

Render sacrifice to God; a sacrifice of gratitude,
O you wealthy ones; according to God's mercy!
Who is wealthy and with what; with that let him barter,
Everyone with his gift; let him, the Kingdom acquire.
Whoever is wealthy with money; let him money, offer,
Whoever is rich with wheat; wheat let him distribute,
To whom wisdom is given; others, let him teach,
To him whose hands are strong; let him perform service.
Whoever knows a trade; let him honorably uphold it,
Let him conscientiously consider himself as a debtor of God.
Let him, who knows how to sing; praise God,
Only he is small, who does not know God.
Whoever received what; with that let him serve,
With mercy toward men; let him repay God,
Not all are the same, nor do all possess the same,
But a pure heart, everyone could give to God.
O pureness of heart, a sacrifice most miraculous,
For salvation, you are the crucial virtue,
And on your sacrificial altar, your incense ascends,
Arrives before the Lord, faster than anything.

Nicolai Vilimirovich

Source: Proluge of Ohrid, SACRIFICE OF GRATITUDE

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A Quote by unknown on love, heart, soul, and giving

An inspired form of giving, love breathes life into the heart and brings grace to the soul.


Source: A paper which came with a stone in it.

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A Quote by unknown on give, cannot give, and giving

You can't give away what you don't have...


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A Quote by Deepak Chopra on generosity, love, creativity, giving, and self-expression

Withhold no good impulse.  You may fear that you will run to excess and squander too much, but those feelings are born of fear.  In God's reality, the more you give of yourself--in feeling, generosity, self-expression, goodness, creativity, and love--the more you will be given.

Deepak Chopra

Source: Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment, Pages: 272

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on love, men, women, and giving

I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Jean Anouilh on love, self, giving, and gift

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.

Jean Anouilh (1910 - 1987)

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on self, generosity, meaning, purpose, giving, action, and need

No psychological message is so open to question as that which tells us that we have nothing left to do or to give.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 51

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A Quote by Dag Hammarskjöld on love, unreciprocated, giving, loneliness, and insight

Perhaps a great love is never returned. Had it been given warmth and shelter by its counterpart in the Other, perhaps it would have been hindered from ever growing to maturity.
It "gives" us nothing.
But in its world of loneliness it leads us up to the summits with wide vistas - of great insights.

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

Source: Markings, The Enduring Spiritual Classic, translated from the Swedish by Leif Sjoberg & W. H. Auden, pg. 32

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A Quote by Erich Fromm on love, faith, hope, and giving

Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

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A Quote by Paul Richards on relationship, choice, spirituality, giving, and contribution

Relationship works best when you think of it as a vehicle of giving and contributing and as a secular spiritual practice, keeping your own interests present but not predominant in your choice processes.

Paul Richards

Source: Wild Attraction, a Ruthlessly Practical Guide to Extraordinary Relationship, Pages: 80

Contributed by: Siona

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